The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) aims to create a 3,600km national wildlife corridor from far north Queensland to the Grampians in western Victoria.
The GER is centred on two major landscape features, the Great Dividing Range and the Great Escarpment, which run parallel to each other along the eastern edge of Australia.
The corridor takes in a great diversity of landscapes, from remote wilderness areas and mountainous country, to grazed foothills and farmed valleys on the coast and western slopes of the ranges.
The Great Eastern Ranges (GER) corridor encompasses many iconic landscapes within eastern Australia. These areas have strong cultural, historical and aesthetic connections for many communities, which means that people are often highly motivated to help conserve them. For this reason, they play an important role in GER’s goal of linking people with the landscapes of the Great Eastern Ranges.